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FRAC SAND SENTINEL ISSUE # 142 JUNE 110, 2017 PANORAMIC VIEWS; WEBINAR ON FOOD PRODUCTION

Hi-Crush will not be fined by DNR for May sludge release

Hi-Crush Spill photo
October 4, 2018

The Wisconsin DNR will not fine Hi-Crush Proppants for the May spill of mining sludge that polluted area property and flowed into the Trempealeau River. The DNR will not levy the fine because state law allows WPDES permits to be violated in the case of an emergency (and in this case the side of the pond was breached to save the life of an operator who had fallen into the pond). 

Ted Auch speaks at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

Ted Auch Speaks about Frac Sand Mining at Wisconsin Grassroots Festival in Eau Claire

October 1, 2018

Dr. Ted Auch spoke at the Eau Claire Grassroots Festival about the current status of fracking, frac sand mining in Wisconsin, and what we can expect in the future. The slide deck from his talk is attached to this article. Please note that the audio quality is sketchy as there was a fairly loud presentation going on in the next room, and the room dividers in this building are not great for sound isolation. 

Unknown Environmental Damage from Hi-Crush incident today

Hi Crush Spill

Contaminated stream from holding pond breach at Hi-Crush Whitehall frac sand mining facility 5-21-2018

May 21, 2018

An incident at the Hi-Crush Frac Sand Facility in Whitehall today was widely covered in state news.

The Life Of Land After Frac Sand

July 19, 2017

Since the late 2000s, growth in hydraulic fracturing has created a new demand for sand deposits around western Wisconsin. Of highest value is hard, fine-grained sand perfect for cracking underground rock formations that hold oil and natural gas.

FRAC SAND SENTINEL ISSUE # 143 JUNE 11, 2017 HEARINGS AND FINDINGS

Hudson City Council June 5, 2017

June 12, 2017
Frac sand mining, processing, and trans-load still pose major issues in Wisconsin. On June 5, the Hudson, WI City Council heard testimony from citizens and others about processing sand. Follow this meeting at the link below:

FRAC SAND SENTINEL ISSUE # 142 JUNE 110, 2017 PANORAMIC VIEWS; WEBINAR ON FOOD PRODUCTION

June 10, 2017

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